Package Operator/Mechanic Level 1 (Bells Plant)

Job Description

Job Description 

 Summary of Essential Duties:

  • Responsible for the operation and mechanical maintenance of assigned packaging line(s).

  • Works cooperatively with Supervisors, Maintenance, and line workers to meet productivity standards. 

  • Sets up line for production runs.

  • Capable of running multiple lines.

  • Continually monitors packaging equipment, product, packaging and personnel for the production run.

  • Maintains safety, quality and production standards for each production run.

  • Perform minor mechanical duties including minor repair of all line equipment.

  • Maintain and operate ink jet coders as well as case printers.

  • Refers all electrical/electronic problems to the maintenance department.

  • Performs preventative maintenance on line equipment as scheduled.

  • Communicates progress of line to Supervision.

  • Responsible for correcting errors on line.

  • Actively develop solutions to limit operational downtime.



  • Must be able to understand basic mathematical computation. 

  • Prefer candidate with knowledge of hydraulic systems, pneumatic systems, weigh machines, metal detectors, VFFS baggers, and material handling systems. 

  • Should have a basic understanding of electrical controls related directly to Pictsweet packaging machinery. 

  • Should posses an advanced understanding of packaging systems, applicable to Pictsweet packaging equipment. 

  • The above knowledge is normally gained through high school and post high school training, such as a technical school diploma, craft apprenticeship, or other specialized training. 

  • Two years of direct experience may be substituted for educational training. 


  • This person will normally have 2 years experience as a machine operator (or related craft). 

  • Prefer one-year experience in direct operation and maintenance of machinery similar to those used by Pictsweet. 

  • Will be capable of running two or more lines and/or performing general mechanical duties. 

  • Must be able to maintain and repair basic mechanical operations of line equipment. 

Special Skills:

  • Must be able to communicate effectively verbally and written English. 

  • Must be able to excel in a cooperative team environment. 

  • Ability to work overtime and weekends as needed. 


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